Neoma is feisty, being one of the oldest kids on the Rusty Bus she has to set an example of how to work hard and take what you’re given. The people on Cottage Island live gentle lives, and that’s how they like it. So when people from a far off land bring technology into their island they’re rightfully suspicious. But then after a mistake, a discovery, and a few too many lies Neoma’s favourite person is far, far away and it’s up to her to find them. Uncle Croc? Mama Shark? A blood-thirsty pirate? When the earth is fed up with humanity stealing it’s resources anything can happen.


This book is jam packed with action, friendship and community and by the end you will find yourself loving every character as if you knew them personally. 

Across the Risen Sea by Bren MacDibble